Before the semester was over I had time to dye my hair again, but didn't have a moment of spare breathing room to call for a haircut appointment. I was looking pretty shaggy and grown out by then already, and so now you can imagine what it looks like. It has gone from a short cut to something so long that I could probably grow it out to a shoulder length bob pretty easily. But I'm not really into that these days --- my hair is very wavy and it does look more straight and "regular" when it is long, but straight hair all around down to the shoulders is a pretty boring look and I would just be tempted to pull it into a ponytail all the time, which looks very meh on me. I guess I really took to heart all those makeover transformation shows that point out hair hanging straight down looks so undone and not smartly put together compared to a "cut."
But then the question is, what cut to get? I can't go too short or else I will look like my mother, which I reject. (For her face shape (and cut too) go here). I've been doing about ear-length stuff, but I am ambivalent about that cut now. Is it too boring if I just stick with the same haircut as "my thing" for years, even if it is a fancy style? Another thing is that I've gotten my hair cut exactly once in Postdoc City, and she put tons of layering in the front and squared off the back, which I had thought was more interesting and stylish doing all sorts of tapering/layering things. The result was a cute cut, but it seemed to be designed to look best like this:
Which as you can see is not very wearable for when putting one's head down and grading. Actually, there's a stereo company pic I need to find that gets at the whole hair-blown-in-your-face look much better, but I can't find it right now. I'm tempted to go back to "my" hairstylist in GradSchoolLand, but, sigh, I don't live there any more and I need to accept the fact and find my replacement people in Postdoc City. Cut the ties, Sisyphus!
Back to the picture, I have troubles with cuts that need to be blow-dried forward into my face, because I need to see to teach and read. Oh, and I hate bangs, which seem to be all the rage right now. The really long wispy ones. They are terrible because I only want to get my hair cut every 4-6 weeks, and long bangs cover my eyes at a week and a half in, and I either have to hack at them myself in the mirror (and get yelled at by the stylist later) or go back more often. Pffft! That is the sound of me blowing the bangs out of my eyes with annoyance.
Anyway, I will continue to ponder this deeply important question. But first I must spend my time at the coffeeshop for what I was supposed to do: work on my Fruit Studies syllabus. Sigh. Any hair suggestions? (and no, shaving it bald will not do, not since I have to go back to chilly Postdoc City for the rest of the winter.)